29 November 2011
It’s been reported that our friend Jim Koch an the guys at Samuel Adams would be adding a Fifth Brew to their single batch series called Cinder Bock Rauchbock, however so far it’s NOT true. The Cinder Bock label you see was actually SURRENDERED today. It will be interesting to see if this is a revision of the label and a new label will be approved soon, or this is in indication of dropping Cinder Bock from the single-batch line-up. Odd (or a TTB error) that this is listed as surrendered and it was never listed as approved prior to today. In any case looks like the plan is/was for a 9.4% smoky double bock.